Conceptual Background: The deep level values and assumptions of a company are the cultural values that are not really evident. Although invisible, these values and assumptions decide the kind of ethics that are followed in the company. These assumptions are the company’s central philosophy – they decide what is more important to the company; ethics, employees; power; profit or the social responsibilities. At my workplace, these values and assumptions lean highly towards employees, ethics and social responsibilities; while at the same time attaining the desired profits is also kept in mind. Although the company does seek to make a profit, but because it values ethics, employees and its responsibilities more, it doesn’t tend to over-charge its customers or create profit at the expense of the employee.
PSAT’s: My PSAT’s were affected in the following way:
Performance: My performance level increased due to the positive cultural values and assumptions as I felt very good to be a part of the company. This positivity also reflected in my colleagues, superiors and managers. Such positive reinforcement led me to be better at my job.
Satisfaction: My job satisfaction level also increased, primarily because of the above mentioned reasons, but also because I felt comfortable working in a company with strong ethical approach.
Absenteeism: Absenteeism was affected positively as well and not even for once I thought about not going to work because of my company’s deep level values and assumptions.
Turnover: This was absolutely zero in this case because I was deeply satisfied with my company’s work policies.
Plans for Improvement & their results: As weird as it might sound, I never thought that the company’s deep level values had to be improved at the stage that my company was in. I always felt that when the company was in a position to branch out and innovate only then it should rethink its values.